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      10-15-2018, 11:17 AM   #1
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Wax for white car?

Hey all,

Can anyone recommend a decent wax for an alpine white f31?

Thinking of going for the Collinite 476S as they say it should last up to 12 months which is pretty good going and I normally try to wax it twice a year.

Cheers
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      10-15-2018, 05:48 PM   #2
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I use griots garage one step sealant to seal and remove micro scratches and then one layer of liquid carnuba wax to ensure coverage
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Swissvax have a product specifically for white cars: GLACIER
https://www.swissvax.co.uk/product/g...vol-200ml.html

Although I have a white car as well, I have never tried this one. But I am impressed with almost all other Swissvax products I have used so far, especially the waxes.
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I use griots garage one step sealant to seal and remove micro scratches and then one layer of liquid carnuba wax to ensure coverage
Aren't sealants typically applied on top of wax?

I know this product is like a glaze that does some polishing.

I haven't detailed in a while so I forget how you layer sealants and waxes.
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I use griots garage one step sealant to seal and remove micro scratches and then one layer of liquid carnuba wax to ensure coverage
Aren't sealants typically applied on top of wax?

I know this product is like a glaze that does some polishing.

I haven't detailed in a while so I forget how you layer sealants and waxes.
Glaze then sealant then wax
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I use sealant only, per the last referenced thread.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

I washed, de-tared, clayed then used Autoglym Super Resin Polish followed by Poorboys Nattys Blue Paste wax. Gave two layers with the wax and pretty happy how it's turned out.

A bird crapped on the bonnet a few days ago and rain the following day washed it straight off so the wax has definitely provided a nice layer on the paint work.
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Hey all,

Can anyone recommend a decent wax for an alpine white f31?

Thinking of going for the Collinite 476S as they say it should last up to 12 months which is pretty good going and I normally try to wax it twice a year.

Cheers
I use Claybar, White Light followed by Jet Seal from Chemical Guys. CG says using both with provide 12 months of protection. I am very happy with the results on my Alpine White F30. I had a few people say I never saw a white car with that much shine and depth before. Several of the other recommendations sound good as well.
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Used this for 4 years now and all I can say is you'll get your monies worth.

https://www.autogeek.net/wolfgang-fu...r-car-wax.html
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Collonite 845 insulator wax!
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